People

Principal Investigator

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Kit Parker, Ph.D.
Tarr Family Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics
Wyss Institute for Biologically-Inspired Engineering
Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
29 Oxford St., Pierce Hall 324, Cambridge, MA 02138

Visiting Faculty

General Michael D. Phillips, Ph.D.
T: 617-496-0034
29 Oxford St., Room 107B, Cambridge, MA 02138

Kwanwoo Shin, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Chemistry
Director, Institute of Biological Interfaces
Sogang University, Seoul, Korea

Faculty Assistant

Kelly

Kelly Rush
T: 617-496-1461
29 Oxford St., Room 318, Cambridge, MA 02138

Staff Scientists

Angie Greer
T: 617-496-3034
58 Oxford St., Room 224, Cambridge, MA 02138

Michael Rosnach
T: 617-496-0448
60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Alexander Cho
T: 617-496-0448
60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Daniel Drennan
T: 617-496-0448
60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Postdoctoral Fellows & Research Associates

Luke MacQueen
T: 617-495-4870
58 Oxford St., Room 406, Cambridge, MA 02138

Francesco Pasqualini
T: 617-496-3034
58 Oxford St., Room 224, Cambridge, MA 02138

Benjamin Pope
T: 617-495-3130
60 Oxford St., Room 331, Cambridge, MA 02138

John Zimmerman
T: 617-495-3130
60 Oxford St., Room 331, Cambridge, MA 02138

Keel Yong Lee
T: 617-496-4127
60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

Luca Cera
58 Oxford St., Room 406, Cambridge, MA 02138

Qihan Liu
T: 617-496-3034
58 Oxford St., Room 224 Cambridge, MA 02138

Herdeline Ardoña
T: 617-495-3130
60 Oxford St., Room 331, Cambridge, MA 02138

Huibin Chang
T: 617-496-3034
58 Oxford St., Room 224A, Cambridge, MA 02138

Suji Choi
T: 617-496-4127
60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

Sarah Motta
T: 617-496-3034
58 Oxford St., Room 224A, Cambridge, MA 02138

Christophe Chantre
T: 617-496-3034
58 Oxford St., Room 224A, Cambridge, MA 02138

Seungkuk Ahn
60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

Grant Gonzalez
T: 617-495-3475
60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Graduate Students

Aaron Glieberman
T: 617-495-3130
60 Oxford St., Room 331, Cambridge, MA 02138

Blakely Bussie O’Connor
T: 617-496-4127
60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

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George Touloumes
T: 617-495-4870
58 Oxford St., Room 406, Cambridge, MA 02138

Sean L. Kim
T: 617-496-4127
60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

Michael Peters
58 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Undergraduate Students

Evan Casalino
58 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Elizabeth Cordoves
58 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Grace Matthews
60 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Visiting Students

Gabrielle Nekrasas
58 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Riley Flores
58 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Rudy Gabardi
60 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Danielle Gamboa
60 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

James Ikeda
60 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Carlos Marquez
60 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Christina Pizza
60 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138
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What's New

Welcome 2019 Summer Students! June 17th, 2019

The Disease Biophysics Group welcomes our 2019 summer students! From left to right: Rudy Gabardi, Carlos Marquez, James Ikeda, Christina Pizza, Danielle Gamboa, and Riley Flores. Best of luck on your summer research projects!

Congratulations to our new Ph.D.’s! June 7th, 2019

Congratulations to our newest PhD recipients Grant Gonzalez and Seungkuk Ahn! We thank them for their excellent achievements, and are looking forward to seeing their future work.

The Stingray goes to Paris! March 26th, 2019

The Disease Biophysics Group is at the Pompidou Centre! The centre’s Designing the Living exhibit is part of the Mutations/Créations 3 program. It includes our soft-robotic ray, featured on the cover of Science (Vol 353, Issue 6295; 08 July 2016). The exhibit showcases the interplay of bioengineering with art, and was curated by Marie-Ange Brayer and Olivier Zeitoun. A video of the exhibit can be found on the Pompidou Centre program page.

2019 DBG Retreat January 17th, 2019

The Disease Biophysics Group just returned from its annual retreat! For two days, DBGers presented research updates to the group and our visiting collaborators.

2018 HIRN Meeting at Harvard January 12th, 2019

In December 2018 we hosted the Human Islet Research Network’s (HIRN) NIH investigator meeting. Professor Parker treated the visitors to BBQ brisket and chicken as they discussed the state of the field and toured through DBG labs for numerous demonstrations.